Indian Head Mountain has the most unique view that overlooks the Ausable River and High Peak Region in the Adirondacks. There are two routes you can take to get to the summit. One being the "scenic view" that runs next to a small gorge called the Gill Brook trail, and the other being the "easy route." I…Read more New York: 6 Million Adirondack Park #5.
I'm directionally challenged. Not even kidding, my GPS is at my side 24/7. 😂 I've hiked shelving rock mountain over 20 times yet still managed to park in a random lot between the shelving rock falls trailhead, and the shelving rock mountain trailhead. I was parked in "parking lot 2." Which I found out apparently…Read more New York: 6 Million Acre Adirondack Park #4.
I love to get away with some of my girls for a weekend. The Ladies Get Outside crew planned a meet up hike to Robert Treman State Park in Ithaca last Sunday at 9:00am. We ended up camping the night prior because this is a three and a half hour drive from home for all of us…Read more New York: Girl’s Camping Weekend in Ithaca.
My first hike when I was 16 years old was at Plotter Kill Preserve. I grew up in Schenectady, a small city in New York. This was just about the only wooded area in town! To this day it is still my favorite hike. I know the trail like the back of my hand, but…Read more New York: Plotter Kill Preserve.
Lake George is a natural spring fed lake, which makes the water stunningly clear. The East Side of Lake George is near Fort Ann. A very close friend of mine and I kayak together often, and we recently hiked a mile or so down to Log Bay and took the yacks out to an island.…Read more New York: 6 Million Acre Adirondack Park # 3.
Vascular Health Partners is the absolute best nursing job I've ever had. In 2015, Dr. Mehta & Dr. Paty offered me a position I couldn't deny. We were all working for The Albany Vascular Group at the time, a practice of 21 physicians with 11 locations in the Capital District. At that point I was…Read more Nurse Life: Back in the Swing of Things.
Lake Desolation is a quaint area about 20 minutes outside of Saratoga in the town of Middle Grove. It features an island in the center of the lake. There are nearby hiking trails at Archers Vly, Ireland Vly, and Spruce Mountain. The Post Cafe is a great place for breakfast, and Tinneys has lots of…Read more New York: 6 Million Acre Adirondack Park #2.
The Adirondacks are unlike anywhere I've ever hiked. With 6 million acres of protected wilderness there's seas of mountain views for miles one you reach a summit. There's waterfalls, wildlife, and tons of trees and plants around every corner on the trails. After work on Thursday I decided to head up to Fort Ann. I…Read more New York: 6 Million Acre Adirondack Park #1.
Recently, I became a Ladies Get Outside Ambassador. This is a group founded by Marissa Fredette to inspire other women to enjoy the outdoors. We host hiking, camping, kayaking etc. meet ups to meet more like-minded people! This Saturday we hiked Shelving Rock Mountain in Lake George, New York. It was an absolute blast and…Read more Ladies Get Outside: Shelving Rock Mountain.
The Catskills are known for their giant waterfalls. You can find most of them on http://www.cnyhiking.com/CatskillWaterfalls.htm - but my favorite part about Ulster County is finding the hidden falls! Driving to Peekamoose mountain, one of the high peaks in the region, you pass about 6 roadside cascades. Some are on private property, but most you…Read more New York: Catskill Mountain Adventures #1.